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DLR innovation QFly receives the SolarPACES Technology Award

The SolarPACES Technology Award 2018 has gone to the DLR Institute of Solar Research and the DLR start-up CSP Services for QFly, an airborne system for the quality assessment of concentrated solar power plants. Over 500 people attended the annual conference held by the SolarPACES network of researchers in Casablanca [...]

China commercially operates 1st large-scale Concentrated Solar Power project today

China Guangdong Nuclear Power (CGN), the project owner and developer just launched a press release, officially announcing that CGN Delingha 50MW parabolic trough concentratedsolar power (CSP) plant, as China first large-scale commercial CSP project, starts commercial operation today on October 10th, 2018. Mr. Li Yilun, General Manager of CGN New Energy Holding and [...]

Protermosolar highlights the necessary role of concentrated solar power to curb climate change

Luis Crespo, president of Protermosolar, has presented in the plenary session a report that shows that the concentrated solar power allows to reduce the need for fossil fuel backup. The XXIV edition of SolarPACES was held in Casablanca (Morocco), with the participation of more than 550 attendees from 41 different [...]

Concentrated Solar Power is expected to grow 87% until 2023

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is expected to grow 87% (4.3 GW) over the forecast period, 32% more than in 2012‑17. China leads at 1.9 GW, followed by 1 GW from Concentrated Solar Power projects receiving multilateral development bank support in Morocco and South Africa, 1 GW in the Middle East, and 300 MW each [...]

Coal India, NLC sign MoU for Concentrated Solar Power

Coal India Limited (CIL) and NLC India Limited (NLCIL), coming together in a significant step, have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday in CIL headquarters, Kolkata for formation of Joint Venture (JV) Company for Solar Power Generation of 3,000 MW and Thermal Power Projects of 2,000 MW capacity. [...]

2018-10-08T19:54:11+00:00 08-10-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

Can China’s Concentrated Solar Power Developers Deliver the National Program?

China’s CSP industry is going through a steep learning curve. Two years ago, in September 2016, the National Energy Administration (NEA) selected 20 CSP demonstration projects totaling 1.35 GW and committed to a Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) of 1.15 RMB/kWh for plants that come online by the end of 2018. MW [...]

Materials for GEN3 Concentrated Solar Power plants

Turning sunlight into electricity is done in more ways than the common rooftop photovoltaic panel. For instance, concentrating solar power (CSP) technology focuses sunlight on a receiver and converts that into thermal energy, which can drive a turbine and thereby generate electricity. A research program at Idaho National Laboratory [...]

NREL R&D Funding Will Fuel New Concentrated Solar Power Research

With seven new projects, NREL will elevate research in concentrating solar power (CSP). The projects are funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) through a National Laboratory call for proposals. NREL's CSP work is part of the Department of Energy's CSP program, which supports early-stage [...]

Concentrated solar power thermal generated 2.2% of electricity from January to September in Spain

Renewable energies generated 41.8% of electricity from January to September in Spain: wind energy 19.4%, concentrated solar power thermal 2.2% and photovoltaic 3.3%. Generation of the month of September 2018 The peninsular demand for electricity in September is estimated at 20,821 GWh, 3.4% higher than that registered in the [...]

Morocco Noor III Concentrated Solar Power tower plant nears completion

Spain's Sener has completed the first synchronisation to grid of ACWA Power's 150 MW Noor Ouarzazate III (Noor III) central tower plant in Morocco and will soon start final tests before commissioning, Sener announced September 26. The Noor III plant is equipped with 7.5 hours of molten salt storage capacity [...]

Overcoming Load-shedding Through Concentrated Solar Power Technology

Speakers at a seminar held here underlined the need of maximum use of solar thermal technology to ensure availability of cost-effective electricity and to overcome problem of load-shedding on permanent basis. The seminar (technical session) was arranged by the Institution of Engineers, Pakistan, Rawalpindi-Islamabad Center (IEP-RIC), a press release [...]

2018-10-05T10:36:47+00:00 04-10-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

China market study confirms Concentrated Solar Power value in high wind, solar markets

Concentrated Solar Power could be economically viable without subsidies in markets with over 50% variable renewable energy penetration and wind curtailment needs could create the greatest opportunities, a study by Chinese and U.S. researchers has found. CSP developers predict rising wind and solar capacity will open up new opportunities to [...]

2018-10-03T14:26:44+00:00 03-10-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

SENER participates in the SolarPACES 2018 conference

SENER participates in the concentrating solar power (CSP) conference SolarPACES 2018, that takes place in Casablanca (Morocco) between 2 and 5 October. SENER, a key player in the largest solar project in Morocco, the Noor solar complex that MASEN is developing in the town of Uarzazat, will share its [...]

2018-10-03T14:05:22+00:00 02-10-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |